27th September 2012INTERFAITH STATEMENT RE: RELIGIOUS IMAGES
My dear frien ds and colleagues,
Salamun Alay kum / Warmest Greetings of Peace be upon you,
1400 years ago a battle was fought on the plains of Karbala in present-day Iraq. Actually to call it a battle is misleading; it was more a slaughter as an army over 10,000 faced around 80 men, led by Husayn, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad. So it was certain death for Husayn's camp, if they went into battle.